People who look at a lot of real estate – house hunters and property writers included, often find themselves under the impression that they have such vast experience  they don’t even have to open the front door to know what lies beyond.

How wrong we can be!

27 Mathews St in Davidson has an absolutely charming, almost story book streetscape. It’s sharply angled dormer windows are reminiscent of a dolls house – and with two perfect mop top robinias in the front garden, well, it all looks story book perfect. Yet walk through the immaculate front garden, cross the verandah, open the door and you will be amazed. This is a very big  (and equally immaculate), house – not in dolls’ house proportions at all. The surprises start with the high ceilings and wide black and white tiled entry hall, which has lounge rooms to the left and right. Through to a dining room which is open to the kitchen and then out to the upper deck.

Upstairs and the bedrooms are all double sized or bigger, with a newly renovated bathroom with a particularly deep spa bath – a necessity for a family with four sons.

Downstairs and more of that living space can be found in a billiards room that opens to a truly striking oasis style pool that meanders around to the dining cabana and waterfall. Again, I have seen a lot of pools – but this one is absolutely striking.

The sense of space is enhanced by a low perimeter fence beyond which is a mown stretch of reserve, which blurs into the bush and a dramatic stand of bulrushes. A joy to behold – and presented with enormous care.

Davidson offers many great streets – this is one of them, with this house being a star.

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Prue Miller is a property writer with News Local